Because change is the only constant in life, I’ve decided to break down and change the name of this blog. There are a lot of reasons I’ve chosen to do this, but not the least of which is that only a small fraction of articles on this blog seem to have anything to do with fat bikes. This blog was really created to move the struggling DIY e-bike industry forward. By calling the blog electric-fatbike.com I wanted to carve out my own little niche. The problem that I’m running up against is that a lot of people have e-bikes that are not fat and they are passing over the site and not coming back. Or maybe they just don’t get my great sense of humor. On top of that, it seems that I have not been able to make any sort of connection with the fat-bike community even though fat bikes are absolutely horrendously boring to pedal without a motor.
Today I was having a lot of problems with my Dark Matter build and it was actually so painful to pedal uphill that I got off and walked the bike. Walking that bike was infinitely more pleasurable (and faster) than pedalling it. Whatever resistance I’ve met with in the hardcore fat biking community is not going to be overcome anytime soon. I have no interest in waiting around for the tide to turn. I’m giving up and moving on.
Any links that point to electric-fatbike.com will continue to function into the foreseeable future. I chose the name very simply because they contained the 3 keywords that I want to be linked to in google. Although I’m sure that this change will hurt my rankings in the short run, in the end it will help me break through this glass ceiling I’m currently faced with.
For those of you that have read the blog loyally and supported me, I thank you. For everyone else who has insulted my writing and harassed me on the Internet, well you know where you can go. I’ve kayaked off 40 foot waterfalls, been almost shot by cops while hitchhiking in the Ukraine, been in a rental car that was driven off a 200′ cliff on hwy 101, been beaten up by cops, kited in 40 mph winds with 12′ high waves, so rest assured nothing you can type is really going to scare me.
I am excited about the future and e-bikes are on the brink of really becoming mainstream. Hopefully, we can all make that happen. Together.
Unity. We’ve got to stand together.
Since I changed my website name I figured it was the perfect time to change my name to Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.